Hair Treatments and Scalp Care Products Driving Growth in the Global Salon Hair Care Market

Salon Hair Care Global Series
Salon Hair Care Global Series

Newly released data from Kline’s Salon Hair Care Global Series shows that 2014 has been another good year for the global salon hair care market with almost 3% growth. For the first time in three years, Europe shows a positive sales performance. Although Spain and Italy are still lagging behind, Eastern European markets, such as Russia or Turkey, experience double-digit growth, boosting the entire region.

Conditioners is by far the fastest growing category globally, due to a surge in treatment product sales. Feeding the upward growth is a completely new breed of bond multiplier products sparked by the launch of Olaplex. This product can be used as an add-on during a coloring service to reduce breakage or as a standalone treatment to repair and condition the hair and has already generated several copycats.Read More »

Top 10 Checklist for Successful Beauty Retailing in the United States

Beauty Retailing in the United States
Beauty Retailing in the United States

Karen Doskow, our Director for Consumer Products practice, was recently invited to speak at HAPPI’s Brand Building Seminar about the challenging beauty retailing landscape in the United States. During her presentation, she revealed some interesting facts from our soon-to-be-published Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities report. We have collated these gems into a top 10 list to share with you this week. These tidbits may not seem so impressive individually, but collectively they provide a menu of factors that should be considered to effectively navigate through the ever-changing beauty retailing landscape.Read More »

Kline’s May Index of Base Stock Production and Re-refining Cash Margins Indicates Decreased Margins for Base Oil Producers

May Base Stock Margin IndexIn January 2014,  Kline, a worldwide consulting and research firm serving needs of organizations in the lubricants and base stocks industry, introduced its monthly  Base Stock Margin Index, a characterization of recent cash margin contributions in the U.S. base oil market over the past 24 months.

The Index estimates cash margin contributions associated with U.S. Group II base stock production. It simulates EBITDA before the deduction of corporate SG&A expenses for typical VGO-based virgin base stock plants and RFO-based re-refineries. A more detailed description of the Margin Index can be found in the January-2014 release. Read More »

Synthetic Lubricants, a Double-edged Sword Altering the Landscape of the North American Market

North American Finished LubricantsThe North American lubricants market encompasses a wide range of oils and fluids used in the consumer automotive, commercial automotive, and industrial market segments. The United States dominates the region by a large stretch, distantly followed by Canada, accounting for 9% of the lubricant sales volume and Mexico with an 8% share.

This is second only to the Asia-Pacific market, which is moving towards synthetics and other low viscosity grade lubricants as the vehicle parc expansion in the region creates such demand. Passenger car motor oil (PCMO) is the leading product category in North America, accounting for over 25% of the total lubricants market. Process oil and heavy-duty motor oil (HDMO) follow with 17% and 16% shares, respectively, in 2014. Recommendations from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and consumers extending oil drain intervals enable a greater use of synthetics.Read More »

Biological Nematicides Settling in the Global Specialty Pesticides Market

crop protection, nematicides, seed treatmentThe emergence of field crops as a fast-growing segment with biological nematicides as the quickest growing control method is the overriding trend from 2009 to the present. Since 2009, the market has grown nearly 20%, with most of the growth in field crops and biological products occurring in the United States, according to the recently published Nematicide Market: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report from global market research and management consulting firm Kline.Read More »

Granny Trend and Co-washing are More than Just Buzzwords

Granny Trend and Co-washing are More than Just Buzzwords
Granny Trend and Co-washing are More than Just Buzzwords
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Kline PRO Validates Latest Hair Trends with Transactional Data from a Panel of Independent Salons

The “granny trend” of women of all ages coloring their hair shades of silver and gray is more than a media craze. According to Kline PRO, hair colorant sales within the brights and silver shade groups are up 46% and 14%, respectively, in 2014.

“It’s exciting to see current market trends reflected in our data,” remarks Paula Gottdiner, Kline’s manager of the program. “We’ve been busy building our panel and are currently reporting on about 1,000 independent salons and 8,500 chain salons. We are planning to double the number of independent salons by the end of 2015, with our eventual goal being 3,000 independent salons and a panel that is representative of the total U.S. professional salon industry.”Read More »

Untapped Potential and New Horizons for Beauty Marketers

Untapped Potential and New Horizons for Beauty Marketers
Untapped Potential and New Horizons for Beauty Marketers

Whether it is a new challenge or an emerging trend, the beauty horizon in the South Korean, the Middle Eastern, and Islamic markets looks promising, with attractive and flourishing opportunities for its players. In today’s post, we’re going to reveal some exciting findings from our ongoing research in these regions, along with a few up-and-coming trends and insights.Read More »

Another Prosperous Year for the Nonprescription Drugs Industry

Nonprescription Drugs USA
Nonprescription Drugs USA

Recently released data from our Nonprescription Drugs USA study shows that the U.S. nonprescription drugs industry posted moderate growth in 2014, recording revenue growth for the sixth consecutive year. Estimated at $24+ billion at the manufacturers’ level, the market climbs by 1.4% from 2013 to 2014. Out of the seven product classes we track, five posted growth, with upper respiratory, digestive products, and feminine products moving at a faster pace.

Among the key factors supporting the market’s growth are the sales and shares increases from select switch brands, such as Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR, which drove solid growth in the digestive products category, as well as the launch of Sanofi’s Nasacort 24HR, which generated healthy gains in the allergy category.Read More »

Beauty Retailing Keeps the Market Alive with Alternate Channels and New Chains

Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities
Beauty Retailing Keeps the Market Alive with Alternate Channels and New Chains

The retail landscape for personal care products in the United States is constantly evolving with many consumers no longer finding themselves tied to one particular channel. This puts pressure on retailers to create a fun, seamless shopping experience whether a consumer is purchasing in a store, online, or using a smartphone or tablet. In today’s post, Donna Barson, Kline’s Senior Associate for Consumer Products Practice, reveals some of the newest and hottest trends from the U.S. beauty retailing scene.Read More »

Regional Gaps in Global White Oil Demand

White oils are highly refined mineral oils that are colorless, tasteless, odorless, and can be used in a variety of applications. Key applications for white oils include adhesives, agriculture sprays, animal feed, fertilizers, food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, plastics, textiles, and other minor applications. The global white oils market is estimated to be 1.5 million tons as of 2014. Asia represents over 60% of the global consumption, driven by growth in China, India, South Korea, and Taiwan. North America trails as the second largest market, and Europe is the third. In total, these three major markets consume roughly 95% of the global demand.

The global white oils market growth is directly related to the regional economic growth. As a result, the white oils market will witness moderate growth. Slower growth in western economies, coupled with the migration of manufacturing to Asia, is expected to drive the consumption of white oils in Asia at a higher rate than Europe and North America.Read More »